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Low Fructose Grain free/Gluten free Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana bread. Big Noms 

Ingredients

3 large dead bananas (spotty and/or black)
4 eggs
120g melted butter
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon bi carb soda

Totally do the following:
Preheat oven to 150 degrees 
Mash banana with a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients in order and mix until combined.
Pour mixture into a well lined loaf tin and cook for approximately 1 hour until skewer comes out clean.
A few words about coconut flour if you have never baked with it before
Coconut flour is quite expensive. Expect to pay around $8-$10 for 1kg. Don’t let this freak you out. Coconut flour is very absorbent, meaning that you do not use a lot in baking. 
Expect the finished product to be a different texture to what you are used to. I find baked goods with coconut flour have a damp texture and no resistance when you bite into it

Coconut flour is a great gluten free flour to use. It doesn’t go stale the next day like most gluten free baked goods which are only good they day they are baked. This bread is better the next day as it loses some of it’s “dampness” overnight.

It’s great kept in the fridge and reheated in the toaster for a yummy breakfast or snack.

My recipe was inspired by this one here which I changed to make it more suitable and lower in the sugar department.

Why “Grain free”
I have been playing around with non grain baking flours for a while now – namely almond meal and coconut flour. Commercial gluten free flours are expensive and have lots of starches and numbers added with very little nutritional value. Coconut flour is just that – coconut flour. It has nothing added and is low carb if you are concerned about your weight. It is believed that grains can be particularly damaging to the gut, especially when they are not prepared properly (sprouted, soaked or fermented). Gut health is essential to your overall health and wellbeing. This all makes Coconut flour is a great choice when baking.

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13 thoughts on “Low Fructose Grain free/Gluten free Coconut Banana Bread”

  1. ooo, this looks good!! Problem is, bananas never get to the REALLY ripe stage in my house….. maybe next shop, I'll hide some away. Do you have a thermomix? If so, have you seen quirky jo's (or mindful foodie's) recipe for coconut flour? Might be a cheaper option.

  2. Hi Nicole, yes I have seen them make it but I am too lazy for that so I just buy it! Yes I have a Thermomix, this works great in it. Blitz the banana on speed 6 until mushed, add the rest of the ingredients Speed 5, 4 seconds. Chuck it in the oven too easy πŸ™‚

  3. awesome…. but you know that now you have given that away I will be bugging you for TM versions of all your recipes??? hehehe. Sounds good, I'm going to give this one a go πŸ™‚

  4. I've never cooked with coconut flour, sounds great. I don't have a thermo mix but was sold when I saw that you can make coconut oil in them. Totally worth the money, now I just need to talk hubby into it.Prue x

  5. Sounds like it is worth a try. Not too much of a banana-y taste? My kids are weird …. they like banana as long as it doesn't taste too much like banana. Maybe I could put some pureed apple in for half of the banana?

  6. Hi Bronnie, it's quite bananary, maybe use 2 small bananas if you want a milder taste. Apple should work although I've never tried it. Let me know how you go. x

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